Communities with HART is a program launched in partnership with The Hartford, building on a shared commitment to help all businesses prevail. Together with The Hartford, we are nurturing the well-being of America’s communities by:

  • Helping business owners in underserved neighborhoods access essential business credit,
  • Ensuring that small business owners have the knowledge and know-how to run successful enterprises,
  • And engaging communities like yours in neighborhood business support.

We understand that getting a small business going takes more than hard work and good ideas. Communities with HART helps take business to the next level by facilitating:

  • Loans: You or someone you know could qualify for a small business loan with Accion. If you are a small business owner, apply for an Accion loan at the top of this page.
  • Expert Training: Many educational resources are available, including The Hartford's Small Business Owner's Playbook and Small Biz Ahead site, as well as local training events in your area.

Learn more by visiting the Communities with HART website!

Read about Accion loan clients who have been supported by The Hartford partnership:

Click here to read updated news about the partnership.

The Hartford® is The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries, including issuing companies, Hartford Fire Insurance Company, Hartford Life Insurance Company and Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company. Its headquarters is in Hartford, CT.


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In just 15 minutes, you can be on your way toward applying for a small business loan. Start by telling us a little about yourself.